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Ludwigs Corner Fire Company helps kids from East Nantmeal

By Tory Lingg , For Journal Register News Service

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Members of Ludwigs Corner Fire Company have been working diligently on their project to educate children about fire prevention, said East Nantmeal Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Jenkins. During October members of the fire department have been presenting programs at West Vincent Elementary School, French Creek Elementary School and St. Elizabeth’s School per a memo from Marty Blumenthal, safety officer and outreach coordinator at the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company. They have worked with over 700 children and their teachers on learning how to prevent fires.
The fire company also has associated programs available at the Hankin Library and the Vineyard Community Church where children and their parents can learn about fire prevention.
Members of the Fire Company have had an open house where residents can see the fire trucks and equipment. Volunteer firemen spent are least 170 man hours on these activities. They have had a positive response from the community.
A six lot subdivision plan for Markley H. Boyer was discussed. The plans are for the six lot subdivision on the south side of Nantmeal Road just past the intersection with Iron Bridge Road. Sections of Johns Road in the area would be vacated. The Natural Lands Trust has some easements on the 300 acre, mostly wooded, property. Some lot line changes have been made on the large lots of six acres or more. Township Attorney Tom Oeste asked Ed Bacon, member of the Planning Commission, to participate in the finalization of the plans.
Supervisor Tyler Wren said the Planning Commission is reviewing and looking to update the comprehensive plan.
The Historical Society is working with Mark Dzuban to get a historical marker for the area of Bulltown. The Thomas Bull mansion is a significant historical landmark. The mansion, along Route 345, was the home of the Thomas Bull family who were known for the contribution to the early iron industry. Dzuban hosted an open house at his residence in Bulltown. He is renovating the barn into a house. Dzubam has also identified the age of old historical sycamore trees in East Nantmeal and Caernarvon Townships.
“It is such a ridiculous bureaucracy” said resident Allison Malamo in reference to a county wide meeting called for the purpose dealing with the earned income tax. She spent 45 minutes traveling to a meeting which lasted 15 minutes. She mentioned the costs, administration and services for the Chester County Intermediate unit.
Supervisor Bill Cochrane said the East Nantmeal website had been online, but now is down because of a glitch in the system.
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